I would describe myself as:
Extrovert and shy; intelligent and funny, with strong but not fixed opinions. I love debating ideas and I enjoy a challenge. I try to keep fit; I love walking, sailing, swimming and cycling, (don't do any of them enough).(I've done a fair amount of cruising with Glenans .. in Ireland and France). Music is hugely important to me. I love all sorts of music, esp Jazz, Irish Traditional,Rock,Indie, classical and music from other cultures and countries. I also love dancing and am a pretty good dancer. Singing is another passion; currently experimenting with a local jazz trio. I have an abiding interest in development issues, with a more specific commitment to Mali, West Africa.I speak French fairly fluently; I follow sports, including rugby, soccer. I love meeting and making connections with people and I am very loyal to all my long-term friends.
My ideal partner would be:
Someone who enjoys me as I am. Someone who loves a wide range of music and conversation, has an interest in the outdoors, politics and environmental issues, enjoys people, dancing and laughter.. someone who is open-minded and knows himself a little.
My ideal date would be:
a light-hearted, uncomplicated event.. maybe just a coffee or a walk, a meal out, maybe a jazz gig or other music gig.. and then, maybe, see if we want to take it from there